School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


George Waldie is a PhD research student in the Electronics Systems Design Group (ESDG), having graduated in 2015 with a MEng in Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering. His research focuses on the inference of convolutional neural networks (CNNs) on FPGAs under the supervision of Dr. Vassilios Chouliaras and Dr. Vincent Dwyer.

George went to Colchester Royal Grammar School  before coming to Loughborough University and graduating with a MEng (Hons) in Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering, during which he spent a year working for Schlumberger, focusing on software and automating testing processes. George started his PhD at Loughborough University in July 2015, looking at neural network inference on FPGA.

Towards the automated compilation of Deep Learning Neural Networks to FPGAs

Convolutional neural networks (CNNs) have become the go to method for a variety of AI tasks, especially image processing, and George’s research focuses on enabling them to run on low power FPGA devices to take advantage of their energy efficiency allowing CNNs to be used in a wider range of tasks including mobile based systems.